Friday, September 27, 2013

Overlay- A Tale of One Girl's Life

99 cents Amazon 

Fans of The Glass Castle, The Liar's Club and Angela's Ashes will appreciate this award-winning true tale of survival and resilience recorded in spare and convincing prose. This memoir describes the author's turbulent 1970s Las Vegas childhood in a haunting voice of youthful perception.

Born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment amidst fallen adults, Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the people entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.

Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate readers and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.

"The language of gambling makes an interesting and recurrent motif throughout this memoir, asserting that it is only by chance that any one of us could have traveled this very same road. Decks are shuffled, hands are played. An ultimately uplifting, beautifully written, and inspiring memoir." - Fiona Edmonds

*2013 Winner of a Next Generation Indie Book Award*

*#1 on Amazon's Highest Rated Memoirs of Authors*

Marlayna Glynn Brown is a nomadic author, gypsy mother of four, award-winning photographer, screenwriter, actress and yogi. She was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but now lives wherever she lays her head.
She was a finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and is the author of Overlay: A Tale of One Girl's Life in 1970s Las Vegas, City of Angeles, Big as All Hell and Half of Texas, The Nomadic Author: Promotion and Marketing Tips for Authors, and Lovers, Liars and Lotharios: Lessons Learned and Self Esteem Earned. Her work has also been featured in The Write Balance – Journaling the Writer's Life.
Her short film, People That do Something, is based upon a chapter from Overlay and can be viewed on Youtube.
Visit Marlayna at

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